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Anne Arundel County Water Reclamation Facilities Recognized For Perfect Wastewater Discharge Permit Compliance

Publish Date: 08/05/2014

Anne Arundel County Water Reclamation Facilities Recognized

For Perfect Wastewater Discharge Permit Compliance


Cox Creek and Maryland City Water Reclamation Facilities Join

Broadneck and Broadwater and Peak Performance Award Recipients


Annapolis, Maryland (August 5, 2014) – The Cox Creek and Maryland City Water Reclamation Facilities (WRF) are the latest Anne Arundel County wastewater treatment plants to earn National Association Clean Water Agencies Peak Performance Awards.  Both plants received Gold Peak Performance Awards for perfect National Pollutant Discharge Elimination Systems (NPDES) permit compliance during the entire 2013 calendar year.  In June 2014, the Broadneck and Broadwater WRF’s earned Platinum Peak Performance Awards for five consecutive years of perfect NPDES permit compliance.


“Anne Arundel County’s permit compliance record is a tremendous source of pride for the entire Department of Public Works,” said DPW Director Chris Phipps.  “Earning Peak Performance Awards each year spotlights the fact that our wastewater treatment plants are maintained, managed, and operated as well as any in the state.  These awards are even more impressive when you consider that every one of these facilities has been undergoing extensive construction over the last two years to install enhanced nutrient removal technology. Operating these plants to this level of perfection in the midst of such ambitious construction efforts is a laudable achievement,” said Phipps.


2014 NACWA Peak Performance Awards for Anne Arundel County


Broadneck Water Reclamation Facility-Platinum

The Broadneck WRF has had perfect permit compliance for 11 of the previous 12 calendar years. This year’s Platinum Peak Performance Award reflects six consecutive years of compliance without an exception.


Broadwater Water Reclamation Facility-Platinum

Broadwater’s Platinum Peak Performance Award reflects 17 straight years without a permit violation. The Broadwater WRF has the record for perfect NPDES permit compliance in consecutive years with 19.


Cox Creek Water Reclamation Facility-Gold

The Cox Creek WRF’s Gold Peak Performance Award follows two Silver Awards in 2010 and 2011. Prior to 2011, the plant had an extraordinary 19-year streak without a permit violation.


Maryland City Water Reclamation Facility-Gold

The Maryland City WRF’s award is its second Gold Award in three years. Before two Silver Peak Performance Awards in 2009 and 2010, the plant was in perfect permit compliance for 16 consecutive years.


NACWA Awards 2001-2013


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